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Poetry From Paradise Valley

Pecan Grove Press has released an anthology of poems, a sampling of works published in Valparaiso Poetry Review during its first decade, from the original 1999-2000 volume to the 2009-2010 volume.

Poetry from Paradise Valley includes a stellar roster of 50 poets. Among the contributors are a former Poet Laureate of the United States, a winner of the Griffin International Prize, two Pulitzer Prize winners, two National Book Award winners, two National Book Critics Circle winners, six finalists for the National Book Award, four finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award, two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, and a few dozen recipients of other honors, such as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, etc.

Readers are encouraged to visit the Poetry from Paradise Valley page at the publisher's web site, where ordering information about the book can be found.

Best Books of Indiana 2011: Finalist. Judges' Citation: "Poetry from Paradise Valley is an excellent anthology that features world-class poetry, including the work of many artists from the Midwest, such as Jared Carter, Annie Finch, David Baker, and Allison Joseph. It’s an eclectic and always interesting collection where poems on similar themes flow into each other. It showcases the highest caliber of U. S. poetry."
—Indiana Center for the Book, Indiana State Library

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

John Ashbery Presentation at NBCC Anniversary Ceremony

In Sunday’s post at “One Poet’s Notes” I discussed the celebration in New York City of the National Book Critics Circle Board’s 35th anniversary, and I noted John Ashbery’s participation since his book of poems, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, was the recipient of the first NBCC book award for poetry. I am pleased to see Ashbery’s prepared remarks are now available on a video, and I offer it here for all to view. He is introduced by Rigoberto Gonzalez, an NBCC board member.


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Jonathan as I was told said...

I love Ashbery as both a poet and a person. I met him once. He's always very grateful for his fans, very humble despite his success, and always, always, young.